Job Summary The Clinical Social Worker II or Clinical Social Worker III's (LCSW) primary responsibilities are psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, brief therapeutic interventions, complex discharge planning, consultation, education, community linkages, supportive services, and facilitating the plan of care through the health care continuum for patients, families, significant others, and staff, with particular focus on high risk populations. The Clinical Social Worker II/III coordinates resources and services in response to a patient's psychosocial needs while collaborating with Case Managers, Nursing Staff, Medical Staff, and ancillary departments with the goal of supporting a timely and safe discharge and/or meeting the continuing care needs within the fiscal realities of the case. The CSW II/III will practice within the scope of UCSF's mission statement: Caring, Healing, Teaching, Discovering; and the values statement of UCSF's Everyday PRIDE: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence.
The CSW II/III will participate in department education and practice improvement activities. The CSW III has advanced clinical knowledge and skills and is distinguished from the CSW II by leadership activities including participation in advanced program planning, provision of educational programs, clinical supervision, consultation to the clinical team, other departments, and the community. The CSW II/III will provide social work services to any patient regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social, cultural, educational or religious background, language, age, ancestry, citizenship, color, national origin, race, presence of mental or physical disability, source of payment for care, medical condition, marital status or status as a veteran.
The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
Dealing with an illness can be a very difficult time for patients and their loved ones. At UCSF Medical Center, experienced and sensitive social workers in our Social Work department are available to assist patients and their families cope with the many psychological and social problems that may arise when facing illness, hospitalization and medical treatment.
Our social workers act as patient advocates by serving as counselors, helping to find resources and solving problems. Any concerns related to the psychological, practical and social well-being of each patient or their loved ones may be discussed openly with our social workers. Required Qualifications * Masters degree from a CSWE accredited school of Social Work. * Current California State License of Clinical Social Work in good standing (CSW III). * Experience (internship/career) in a healthcare and/or hospital setting preferred. * Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. * Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, and organizational and analytic skills. * Self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high volume work environment. * Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams. * Basic pager, telephone, and computer skills including the use of the internet. * This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations. Preferred Qualifications n/aAbout UCSF At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.Pride Values UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
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